The Millicom subsidiary Tigo Ghana, with ONEm communications, a London-Based telco, will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network. The network will be providing access to what is said to be a ‘growing ecosystem of interactive SMS-based services.’
The company now covers 80% of Ghana’s population since its merger with Airtel Ghana, giving it a potential market of over 10 million users who will have access to SMS-based services that were not previously available over SMS and voice.
Currently active in East Africa and the Middle East, ONEm says the SuperSMS network ensures a user access via any mobile to communication services with internet-like group chat and other interactive services for social networking including audio and text services as self-help tools.
Christopher Richardson, CEO of ONEm declared: “Ghana is a progressive African nation with great potential, as evidenced by their technology programs; Ghana Space Science and Technology Centre, Innovations and HOPE City and Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. We see many applications where SuperSMS can be used to bridge the gap between 33% of the people without data while providing a better and more suitable use the existing SMS and Voice infrastructure for those with data.”